Skip to comments.Poll: Rahm Emanuel re-election on ropes; voters say no better than Daley
Posted on 05/11/2014 11:49:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Only one in five Chicago voters credit Mayor Rahm Emanuel with doing a better job of running the city than Richard M. Daley did, and only 29 percent would support him if the mayoral election were held today.
Those are the results of a new poll conducted for Early & Often, the Chicago Sun-Times political portal. The telephone survey of 511 registered Chicago voters who said they were very likely to go to the polls on Feb. 24 was conducted Wednesday by the firm of McKeon & Associates.
Right now, Rahm is not connecting. If he doesnt do that, hes gonna lose, McKeon said.
Emanuel is raising campaign cash at a frenzied pace with more than $7 million in the bank already and former President Bill Clinton headlining a mega-fundraiser next month in hopes of scaring off serious challengers.
Hed better hope the strategy works, according to the new poll, which measured Emanuels support against County Board President Toni Preckwinkle the challenger City Hall fears most along with three others: Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd); Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and former Ald. Robert Shaw (9th).
Shaw is the only declared mayoral challenger.
If the election were held today, Emanuel would find himself in a horse race.
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Rahm is going to have to dig into his bag of goodies for the low information, little people. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Rahm had better suck up to his old boss and have one of the federal agencies come in and create a crisis .... and he and his fellow Progressive pimps and pimpettes will surely not let go to waste!
Idiots. He is a Chicago Rat. Why should they have thought things were going to be different?
Rahms not worried about the polls and a measly 29%, he has enough ghost voters to stay in office as long as he likes!
....and yet, he will be re-elected by a four-to-one margin.
Meet the new DemocRat, same as the old DemocRat. It’s the DemocRats stupids.
Nothing ever changes in Cook county except the names.
Rahm is the ultra-conservative right-wing TEA Party compared to the others.
How right you are!
It’s Chicago after all.
Fioretti isn’t so bad and Rahm’s a crony capitalist’s best friend, just like Daley and the entire Democratic Machine.
Back to ballet school and bathhouses.
Duh, ya think?
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Luckily Rahm's strongest political advantage is that he appeals to people who fell of a turnip truck.
(a) they took control of the US Census;
(b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).
THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.
When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09
More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html
THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD shortly after quitting his powerful WH job as Obama's COS, Rahm held a presser declaring he "just remembered" he really, Really wanted to be Mayor of Chicago. Then Rahm announced he had magically "raised" $10 million for his campaign in "just a matter of weeks." (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down). Ya gotta wonder how much Wall Street Rahm wired offshore when Obama put him in charge of the entire US Treasury.
Rahm Emanuel takes over Chicago / May 16, 2011
EDITED EXCERPT .... an exciting time in the inbred world of Chicago Democratic politics.... Democratic don, Richard M. Daley ruled for 22 years, inheriting the mayoralty from his father, Mayor Richard J. Daley who held on for a generation. Now the ex-chief of staff of Chicagoan Barack Obama (once a state Senator, now president) was installed. US Treasury Secy Tim Geithner was there, and so was Chicagoan David Axelrod, an O team player.
BTW, Mayor Daley's former chief of staff, Valerie Jarrett, hired Obama's wife, Michelle, to work in Chicago City Hall. Jarret is now ensconced in Washington, as Obama's chief policy advisor.
In Chicago gangland vernacular, "chief policy advisor" means "wire-transfer artist".
Mayor Emanuel's innovative ways commenced early on---his organization was getting $50G's for the best seats at the inauguration (mmmm........that accounts for another couple million scammed from Treasury).
The mayoralty (and its--cough--"benefits") is a job Emanuel has coveted since he was a machine go-fer back in the 1980s.....before he became Bill Clinton's national campaign finance chairman and then a dual role as senior White House aide and Goldman Sachs lobbyist and then (gasp) becoming a multi-millionaire, thanks to a measly few months at a local investment firm...then a (gag) Congressman for four terms---then White House chief of staff for Obama that helped create the 2010 Republican House landslide.
Rahm Emanuel honored for being an outstanding mayor.
"I gotta get outta here. Valerie just wired $50 million federal bucks to the
Chicago Sewer Authority account. I gotta create backdated invoices and line
item payments to phantom employees on the Chicago payroll so Obama's
slush fund will be fattened up when he retires."